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SO/ Maldives Nominated for Condé Nast Traveler’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards!

SO/ Maldives proudly announces its nomination at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards. The resort has been nominated for the award under the ‘Resorts’ category. This recognition comes as a testament to the resort’s commitment to excellence in hospitality and unparalleled guest experiences.

SO/ Maldives is one of the most recently opened resorts in the Maldives. Since its opening in November 1, 2023, SO/ Maldives has captured the imagination of travellers worldwide. The resort brings travellers avant-garde design, culinary mastery, and immersive cultural experiences. Celebrating its grand opening, SO/ Maldives recently hosted its sensational Grand Opening Party. With the theme ‘An Invite to the Front Row’ the resort showed a sneak peak into the resort on March 23, 2024.

The Grand Opening Party was a sensory extravaganza. The resort showcased a fusion of global collaborations, artistic flair, and Maldivian charm against the breathtaking backdrop of Emboodhoo Lagoon. Guests were treated to an unforgettable evening of haute couture, culinary delights, live performances, and exclusive wellness retreats.

Highlights from the Grand Opening Party & Nomination for The Condé Nast Traveler’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards

There were quite a few memorable highlights to the evening, where guests got an invite to the front row. The evening was marked with the first international fashion show in the Maldives. The show was hosted in collaboration with Milin, a renowned Thai fashion house. Adding on, SO/ Maldives also collaborated with local artist Riffath. At the grand opening party Riffath showcased the exclusive Flying Dress Edits.

Culinary delights at SO/ Maldives

SO/ Maldives also took this opportunity to showcase the culinary delights at the resort to its visitors. Renowned Chef Dharshan Munidasa curated a menu that defied conventional boundaries. The chef infused global culinary experiences with exquisite flavors from his acclaimed restaurants. Additionally, award-winning bartender Jenna Hemsworth delighted guests with expertly crafted cocktails, adding a touch of glamour to the affair.

A Memorable Evening Under the Starlit Sky

The evening was amplified by live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. This included Maldivian band Project Groove, Thai sensation Lydia Sarunrat Deane, and DJ Basil rom Dubai. To end the night, SO/ Maldives also marked its first earth hour, completed with a lavish beach buffet. The beach bonfire and traditional Maldivian Boduberu performances under the starlit sky was the final touch to a memorable evening of celebrating SO/ Maldives.

Cast a Vote for SO/ at The Condé Nast Traveler’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards

Travellers who are in love with the fashion and flare of SO/ Maldives can now vote for the resort at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting closes on June 30th at 11:59PM EDT. Cast your vote now.

In addition to this nomination, SO/ Maldives has recently also won the category of Architectural Design Resort – Luxury at the 5th LIV Hospitality Design Awards. This win marked the first award for SO/ Maldives, one of the latest luxury properties to open in the beautiful destination.

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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Awarded Travelife Gold Certificate for Second Consecutive Year!

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi announces that it has been awarded the Travelife Gold Certificate. With this, the resort has been recognised for Accommodation Sustainability for the second consecutive year. This prestigious certification recognizes the resort’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable tourism practices, all while delivering exceptional hospitality experiences.

The Travelife Gold Certification is a globally recognized accolade presented to hotels and resorts. This is done in recognition of resorts that demonstrate exceptional performance in managing their environmental and social impacts responsibly. Sun Siyam Iru Fushi initially achieved this accreditation in 2022. Since then, the resort has continued to prioritize sustainable practices, leading to this consecutive achievement.

We are honored to once again recieve the Travelife Gold Certification for Accomodation Sustainability, this recognition reflects our ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into every aspect of our operations while providing unforgettable experiences for our guests. We are deeply committed to minimizing our environmental footprint, supporting local communities, and promoting responsible tourism in the Maldives, says Erkaiym Tablydieva – the Hygine and Sustainability Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s sustainability initiatives encompass a wide range of practices. This includes energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, local sourcing of products, as well as community engagement. These eco-friendly measures not only contribute to the conservation of the delicate marine ecosystem surrounding the Maldives but also enhance the well-being of local communities. With these practices, the resort is also able to empower the local communities economically.

As part of its sustainability journey, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi continually seeks innovative ways to further enhance its environmental performance and social impact. The resort remains steadfast in its mission to create a more sustainable future for the Maldives and beyond.

For travellers seeking a luxurious yet eco-conscious retreat in the heart of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi stands as a beacon of sustainable hospitality excellence. With its unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement, the resort invites guests to experience the beauty of the Maldives while leaving a positive impact on the planet. Sun Siyam Resorts is dedicated to operating sustainably!

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